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2008 52 (ft.) BRUCE ROBERTS 52 Custom Long Range Trawler

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General Information

Listing# 109821

Vero Beach, FL, United States
Boat Type
Model Year
52 Custom Long Range Trawler
52 (ft.)
Hull Material
Fuel Type
Engine Model
6081AFM PowerTech
Number of Engines
Engine Hours

General Details

This 52' Bruce Roberts S52 Custom Trawler is an extremely hardy long-range trawler with a cruising capacity of 2700 miles. .Designed by Bruce Roberts-Goodson, this build is a Spray 52 blue print, a rugged ocean-going displacement trawler with a bottom based on solo world circumnavigator Joshua Slocum's sailboat Spray. This vessel is designed to U.S. Coast Guard "T boat" regulations; her steel hull with keel provides the durability and stability to take you anywhere and in any seas. This boat will suit the commercial fisherman, the long range traveler, ideal for Northwest passages and Alaskan excursions, voyages to South America or just the loop. This S52 is a rugged, seaworthy, and comfortable cruising boat. The boat may need some interior finishing to suit the new owner, ask the broker for details





Vessel Overview
The main deck has been equipped with a 3000 lb. hydraulic deck crane forward to load and unload provisions. A 3' 6" hatch provides access to the engine room and is large enough to handle any chore. The open foredeck has a hydraulic windlass with anchor and chain. The Portuguese bridge has helm to starboard and crane controls to port. The boats’ 42" railings surround the main deck with hydraulic boarding ramp. The enclosed aluminum pilothouse provides all-weather capabilities. A hard top over the aft deck provides shade and weather protection and covers an on-deck seating area with table and propane grill. The pilothouse includes helm station equipped with Raymarine wind, speed, and depth displays, West Marine VHF radio, and Ritchie compass. There is ample room for the electronics of your choice. Below, the salon is home to a full galley, L-shaped settee with stainless steel topped dining table, Sony flat screen TV, Kenwood sound system, and laundry with washer and dryer. The galley has a four-burner range with two propane burners and two electrics burners, a stainless Kenmore side-by-side refrigerator / freezer, a Magic Chef microwave oven, and solid surface counter top with stainless steel double sink. Large port holes with 1" glass provide natural light. There are two staterooms with private head compartments. There is a guest stateroom forward with V-berth and head with shower, soft furnishings have not been fashioned. The master stateroom has double berth, sitting area, and head with tub/shower. The interior is 90% constructed and provides her new owners with the ability to personalize design choices .i.e. type of flooring, bedding and head dimensions are to be determined. Sun Chaser is powered by a John Deere 6-cylinder PowerTech diesel engine with only 220 hours. Unique keel coolers serve the engine and the Kubota 12.5-kW generator. Reverse cycle HVAC maintains interior comfort. Mechanical features include full hydraulics for deck crane, boarding ramp, rear winch, steering, bow thruster, and provisions for stabilizers. With a 2700 gallon fuel capacity and 400 gallons of fresh water this fifty-two foot trawler can spend extended time on the water. A large engine room with easy access to all machinery is designed for trouble-free maintenance.  
Salon with Full Galley L-Shaped Dinette with Wood finished Aluminum Table Sony Flat Screen Television Kenwood AM/FM/CD Sound System Guest Stateroom with V-Berth Large table in guest stateroom in wood finished aluminum Guest Head with Shower Master Stateroom with Full Berth and Seating Area Master Head with Tub / Shower
Kenmore Side by Side Refrigerator / Freezer Magic Chef Microwave Oven Four Burner Range with: ? Two Electric Burners Two Propane Burners Stainless Steel Double Sink Maytag Washer and Dryer
Open Foredeck Hydraulic Crane Hydraulic Windlass Large Access Hatch Crane Controls Exterior Helm Station Pilothouse Side Decks with 42" Rails Hydraulic Boarding Ramp Covered Aft Deck with Dining Area and Propane Grill
Engines & Mechanical
John Deere 6-cylinder 6081AFM PowerTech Diesel Engine ? 375-hp Capability - Running at 250-hp with (220 hours) Dry Exhaust Keel Coolers for Engine and Genset 3625 4-Blade Nibril Propeller Hydraulic Steering Fitted for Hydraulic Stabilizers Kubota 12.5-kW Keel Cooled Generator (120 hours) 220-volt Electrical System
Ritchie Compass Raymarine Wind - Speed - Depth Displays West Marine VHF Radio  
The steel used to build these vessels is Lloyd's-approved, A-grade shipbuilding steel. Since the specified steel is already shot-blasted and preprimed, the boat begins life never having known rust or corrosion. Steel boats built in this manner have a much better chance of staying corrosion-free than ones built from untreated steel. The construction of this vessel is designed as a workhorse or cruise ship. The pilothouse is made of 50/20 aluminum 3/16" sheets with 3" of high density foam insulation The bow is 5/16" steel The keel is 1/2 and 3/8" steel The deck is 3/16" steel Vessel has four water-tight compartments, each with escape hatch Interior storage drawers are aluminum with wood facing All port holes are 1" glass
Office Manager
The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.
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